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    #1

    You have the same problem as me.

    You have the same jacket as "him" or "me".

    You have the same problem as "him" or "me".

    It is a problem of mine. Let me handle it.

    I need the support of Tom.

    Please check.
    Last edited by tufguy; 08-Dec-2016 at 09:29.

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    #2

    Re: You have the same problem as me.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post

    It is a problem of mine let me handle it.
    You have a run-on sentence there. Please use the "Edit Post" function to edit post #1. Please don't write another new post with an amended version.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: You have the same problem as me.

    With your edit, all the sentences are correct. A few very old-fashioned and, in my opinion, unrealistic grammarians will say that you (and practically everyone else) are using the wrong pronouns and should write as he or as I.​ Pay no attention; they're trying to make you do something extremely unnatural.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: You have the same problem as me.

    May I ask a question here?

    How about "you have the same problem as mine"?

    Is it OK, too?

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    #5

    Re: You have the same problem as me.

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    May I ask a question here?

    How about "you have the same problem as mine"?

    Is it OK, too?
    No. You can say Your problem is the same as mine, though.
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    Re: You have the same problem as me.

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    No. You can say Your problem is the same as mine, though.
    I need support of 'you' or 'your's'?"

    You didn't tell me that my (problem) sentence was wrong.

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    Re: You have the same problem as me.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    I need support of 'you' or 'your's'?"

    You didn't tell me that my (problem) sentence was wrong.
    I'd say I need support from you.


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    #8

    Re: You have the same problem as me.

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    I'd say I need support from you.

    If I am talking about a third person then I cannot use your version.
    Last edited by tufguy; 10-Dec-2016 at 08:20.

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    #9

    Re: You have the same problem as me.

    No, but you can change "you" to "Tom" to make it more like your original. Like your other recent thread, using the standard possessive (apostrophe + s) is more natural. If you're only looking for support from one person or from a single group, the possessive form is best, in my opinion.

    I need Tom's support. (Correct and most natural.)
    I need support from Tom. (Correct but less natural.)

    I need my friends' support. (Correct and most natural.)
    I need support from my friends. (Correct but less common.)

    I need Tom's and my friends' support. (Grammatical but awkward.)
    I need support from Tom and [from] my friends. (Much better.)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #10

    Re: You have the same problem as me.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    If I am talking about a third person then I cannot use your version.
    Try using common sense.

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